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Why 40C is bearable in a desert but lethal in the tropics
This year, even before the northern hemisphere hot season began, temperature records were being shattered. Spain for instance saw temperatures in April (38.8C) that would be out of the ordinary even at the peak of summer. South and Les mer >>>
Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, May 31
TOKYO -- The Japanese parliament on Wednesday enacted legislation to allow nuclear reactors in the country to be operated beyond the current limit of 60 years in a push to cut carbon emissions and ensure stable electricity supplies.
The newly approved bill allows nuclear plants to operate for longer than 60 years if approved by the industry minister and is subject to regular inspections by the Nuclear RegulationLes mer >>>
Communication, preparation, acclimatisation key for Bibiano's boys ahead of AFC U-17 Asian Cup
New Delhi [India], May 31 (ANI): It was just less than a year ago when dark clouds of doubt hovered over the India U-17 Men's National Team that was, at that time, participating in the SAFF U-17 Championship in Sri Lanka. A 1-3 loss in the last match of Group B against Nepal left Indian fans rather disappointed. Fast forward another month, and not only had the Blue Colts won the SAFF U-17 Championship, beating the same Ne Les mer >>>
What is Theravada Buddhism?
Theravada, which means "the way of the elders," is one of the two main schools of Buddhism. Its adherents consider Theravada to be the most authoritative branch because they believe their teachings come directly from the historical Buddha.
As a scholar of Buddhism, I explain in my 2023 book "Les mer >>>
Thailand Open 2023: PV Sindhu suffers defeat against Michelle Li in first round; Saina Nehwal advances
Bangkok [Thailand], May 31 (ANI): The two-time Olympics medallist PV Sindhu was outplayed by Canada's Michelle Li 8-21, 21-18, 18-21 in the first round of the ongoing Thailand Open 2023 on Wednesday.After scoring 10 straight points in the third game, the Indian came extremely near to mounting a comeback, but ultimately fell short as the match came to an hour and two-minute conclusion. In the other women's singles match, I Les mer >>>
Sri Lankan PM in Thailand to strengthen trade, investment, religious ties
COLOMBO, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena held discussions in Bangkok on Wednesday with his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha to enhance bilateral relations and strengthen trade, investment and religious ties, said a statement from the office of the Sri Lankan prime minister.
Noting that Sri Lanka and Thailand have a strong cultural and religious bond because of their shared BuddhLes mer >>>
Thailand Open 2023: India's Kiran George upsets World No. 9 Shi Yu Qi
Bangkok [Thailand], May 31 (ANI): India's Kiran George produced a stunning performance to defeat the World No. 9 and 2018 World Championships silver medallist China's Shi Yu Qi in straight games in the Round of 32 clash to enter pre-quarters at the ongoing Thailand Open 2023. The 22-year-old played some outstanding shots across two sets on Wednesday to overpower the World No. 9 shuttler 21-18, 22-20. India's Ashmita Chali Les mer >>>